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The position will remain open until filled but for best consideration, please submit application materials by October 27, 2021.  Information regarding the search, including a prospectus, can be found here.

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan-Flint seeks an experienced and visionary leader to serve as Director of K-12 Partnerships Department. Reporting to the Provost, the Director will be a principal member of the Provost’s leadership team,  setting the strategic direction with our community and school partnerships. This exceptional leader must embrace the University of Michigan-Flint’s vision: “Engaging minds, preparing leaders through academic excellence, student centeredness and engaged citizenship” in every aspect of their leadership and actions.

 

The University of Michigan-Flint celebrated its 65th anniversary in September 2021, and was the first University of Michigan campus to be located outside of Ann Arbor. With six colleges and schools, including the new College of Innovation & Technology that launched this fall, UM-Flint proudly serves over 6,400 students, offering nearly 200 areas of study, and 64 graduate programs including 14 doctoral and Ph.D. programs. The University has a diverse array of challenging academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, education, health care, and business. The academic campus community is comprised of over 500 faculty and over 400 staff members.

 

As the leader of K-12 Partnerships,  the Director will be responsible for supervising and leading the department’s staff, building and sustaining strong relationships with internal and external partners towards enhanced dual enrollment education partnerships, early college programming, and summer camp programming. 

Responsibilities*

  • Responsible for managing and overseeing all day-to-day operations for K-12 Partnerships; Dual Enrollment Educational Partnerships (DEEP) programming; Early College programming; Summer Camp programming.

  • Facilitate future project development and expansion of DEEP programming and Early Colleges.

  • Ensure effective communication and support regarding all K-12 program activities among all constituencies; external organizations; parents; students; internal academic units; and administrative departments. 

  • Work collaboratively with the School of Education and Human Services, including the Center for Educator Preparation, other internal departmental stakeholders, and area intermediate school districts.

  • Facilitate the coordination of communication efforts with all K-12 contacts and re-target K12 students and their families for further UM-Flint engagements, as appropriate.

  • Seek input from across UM-Flint campus Academic Affairs on a regular basis to inform areas of opportunity for K-12 partnerships.  

  • Become familiar with the curricula offered in the academic unit to inform new partnership developments.

  • Serve as the University liaison with Genesee Early College (GEC) and its sponsor Genesee Intermediate Schools District (GISD).   Serve as liaison to all new early colleges added to the university as it relates to K-12 partnerships.

  • Advocate internally for resources to support and enhance K-12 partnerships, programs and activities.

  • Responsible for proper implementation of University SPGs, including the Minors on Campus policy, which impact K-12 program activities with the assistance of Human Resources.  Maintain and/or initiate all contracts, memorandums of understanding (MOU’s), and affiliation agreements.

  • Manage K-12 Partnerships budget.

  • Collect, analyze and disseminate data regarding program efficacy, effectiveness and financial viability.

  • Manage effective utilization of K-12 Partnerships’ staff resources.

  • Supervise K-12 Partnerships staff.

  • Assist with other duties as requested.

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in relevant discipline is required.  

  • Minimum 3 years successful administrative experience working with K-12 school districts and school administrators in a K-12 setting is required.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to foster strong, successful partnerships. 

  • Understanding of current requirements and processes associated with P-12 education in the state of Michigan.

  • Understanding of Michigan Merit Curriculum, Pupil Accounting Manual, Michigan Department of Education Dual Enrollment and Early/Middle College is required.

  • Previous experience working with Early/Middle College is required; preference is given to individuals with previous experience creating, launching, and implementing a successful Early/Middle College program.

  • Previous successful experience creating, managing, and adhering to a budget in excess of 1 million dollars is required.

  • Minimum 5 years previous experience supervising full-time, part-time and/or contract staff is required.

  • Previous experience developing contracts, memorandum of understanding and other documents in consultation with legal affairs offices is required.

  • Polished public speaking skills with a demonstrated record of success is required.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Doctorate degree is preferred.

  • Experience teaching in higher education is preferred.

  • Demonstrate intimate knowledge of the bureaucratic workings of both K-12 education and university settings/systems is preferred.

Additional Information

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future.

Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Employee and qualified dependent tuition support

Eligibility for benefits is based on your job group, your appointment percentage and the length of your appointment. Learn more about employee benefits and eligibility and download the Comprehensive Benefits for Faculty and Staff flier. For tuition support information, please go to https://www.umflint.edu/hr/benefits/

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

 

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.